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The Descent: Part 2

R 2009 1h 34m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
49% Tomatometer 41 Reviews 34% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings
An amnesiac spelunker (Shauna Macdonald) joins a rescue team to explore underground caves where bloodthirsty creatures dwell. Read More Read Less
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The Descent 2 goes spelunking for its predecessors' unnerving power but never digs beyond surface chills, although this efficient splatterfest contains enough nasty set pieces to sate the gore-prone.

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Nev Pierce Empire Magazine An uninspired retread of a horror classic, this tries hard to justify its existence... and fails. Rated: 2/5 Dec 4, 2009 Full Review Nigel Floyd Time Out Harris's direction is messy, favouring confusing set-piece scares over the all-important group dynamics. Rated: 2/5 Dec 4, 2009 Full Review Wendy Ide Times (UK) The first-time director Jon Harris recreates the sense of airless, claustrophobic panic that worked so effectively the first time around and cranks up the yuck factor exponentially. Rated: 3/5 Dec 4, 2009 Full Review Paul Lê Bloody Disgusting If nothing else, the sequel has senseless Crawler action in spades, and there is an attempt at a happier ending for those who found the original film’s conclusion too gloomy. Rated: 2/5 Aug 27, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Despite its regression into full-fledged schlock mode, this horror sequel didn’t deserve the direct-to-video treatment. Rated: 2/4 Aug 21, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Archer Film Inquiry The Descent: Part 2 becomes just another hopeless sequel engulfed by the darkness. Aug 5, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Kalin D Against my better judgement I bought this movie after becoming so invested in the original story. Too much needless violence and gore, the plaster rocks look fake asf. The caverns are obviously film sets. Also, I did not buy this just to see everyone die in the end including my favourite character. There's other nonsense too like after killing like a million of the orcs between the two movies how are there still so many? It is not possible for these totally blind creatures to take down a moose with their hands and take it home with them. So stupid. And lastly the idea that they are being fed by people is so far fetched and offensive to the viewer. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 06/17/24 Full Review Audience Member Um es mal mit John Cusaks Worten aus 1408 zu sagen "ich war schon draußen". Ist Sarah schon draußen gewesen und muss doch wieder zurück. Wir gehen in die Höhle, treffen auf die selben Wesen und wieder gibt es ein merkwürdiges Ende. Nur diesmal mit weniger Spannung, viel Wackelkamera und jede Menge gekreiche. Es gibt zwar gute Momente aber die sind rar gesät. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/24/24 Full Review Dan R Four years after 'The Descent' came the anticlimactic sequel of 'The Descent: Part 2'. SYNOPSIS: 'Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.' This is such an infuriating film and it's up there with one of the worst films I've ever seen. Within one minute of the film commencing it completely ignores one of the major plot points of 'The Descent'. Why? If it's a deliberate decision it's ridiculous and the director is hoping the viewer won't remember this plot point from the first film. If it's a genuine mistake then it's a stupidly lazy film making and an insult to Neil Marshall who directed the original film. Otherwise this is just a copy and paste of it's predecessor but it's not a patch on it. This film clearly suffers from a lack of financial backing and guidance from it's Production Team. And after you've sat through this absolute car crash of a film you're met with a conclusion which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. There's just my rhyme or reason for it. This film is an uninspired insult to filmmaking. Terrible. 1/10 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/14/24 Full Review Kassidy R SPOILERS Wasn't attached to new characters. Old characters were okay. Everybody died. Who even was that old man? Ending sucked. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Nina E It would do better as a stand alone movie. The first one was definitely a tough act to follow. I'm guessing they did a director change because they wanted the sequel to feel different. It did feel different, obviously, because of the not an all-female cast like the first one as we are introduced to a very male country sheriff and hunky search and rescue guys. There are some plot inconsistencies but also some of the set still left intact from the first, for example, we see Sam still hanging lifeless as we left her. The ending was setting up a 3-quel that was never made. 😔 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/24 Full Review Jeffrey P More visually bland than the predecessor which I felt was a visual bore. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis An amnesiac spelunker (Shauna Macdonald) joins a rescue team to explore underground caves where bloodthirsty creatures dwell.
Director
Jon Harris
Production Co
Celador Productions
Rating
R (Language|Grisly Images|Strong Bloody Horror Violence|Terror)
Genre
Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 31, 2016
Runtime
1h 34m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
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